Rockford Copiskey had two goals and one assist to lead Pikes Peak Miners 18U to a 5-2 victory over Lockport Express 18U.
Copiskey scored at zero seconds into the first period to make the score 1-0 Pikes Peak Miners 18U and again while 3:08 into the third to make the score 4-0 Pikes Peak Miners 18U.
Pikes Peak Miners 18U\’s penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on three Lockport Express 18U power plays. Lockport Express 18U was unable to stop Pikes Peak Miners 18U from sending pucks towards the net, and Pikes Peak Miners 18U eventually piled up 39 shots on goal. Pikes Peak Miners 18U could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 18 minutes in penalties during the game.
Pikes Peak Miners 18U also got points from Vlad Zhidkikh, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Ethan Daniels also scored for Pikes Peak Miners 18U. In addition, Pikes Peak Miners 18U received assists from Calvon Boots, Trevor Paradise, and Brendan Doyle, who each chipped in one.
Pikes Peak Miners 18U\’s defense shut down Lockport Express 18U\’s forwards for much of the game, and Lockport Express 18U got off only 14 shots during the contest. Lockport Express 18U could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 16 minutes in penalties during the game.
Lockport Express 18U was led by Justin Kirisits, who finished with one goal. Kirisits scored 13:17 into the third period to make the score 4-2 Pikes Peak Miners 18U. Christian Buczek picked up the assist. Lockport Express 18U also got a goal from Michael Miller as well. Other players who recorded assists for Lockport Express 18U were Kyle Sroka and Lucas Mazzo, who contributed one each.
Pikes Peak Miners 18U\’s Ty Bever stopped 12 shots out of the 14 that he faced. Pikes Peak Miners 18U registered zero goals on two power play opportunities. Sam Milne rejected 34 shots on goal for Lockport Express 18U.